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A closer look at the at-large candidates

The board this afternoon and evening will be interviewing more than a dozen candidates for the at-large vacancy. (Join me for the live blog, starting at 3 p.m.)

Earlier this week, I provided a brief overview of the candidates.

I finally had a chance to scan and post all their resumes, and wanted to make them available to you.

Here they are:

Sheryl Bates

Lydia Bezou-Hojnacki

Gary L. Damon Jr.

Barbara A. Jezioro

Joseph Mascia

Barbara A. Seals Nevergold

Louis J. Petrucci

Patricia (Bowers) Pierce

James M. Sampson

Sarah Slavin

Dennis I. Smith

Bernadine C. Taylor

Paul Tsouflidis

Stephon M. Wright

(I redacted personal addresses, phone numbers and email addresses from the resumes.)

- Mary Pasciak

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Denise Jewell Gee

Denise Jewell Gee

Denise Jewell Gee joined The Buffalo News in 2007 and currently covers education and suburban schools. She also writes a column for the City & Region section and previously covered government in Erie County and Niagara Falls. Gee graduated from Boston University with degrees in journalism and political science.

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Tiffany Lankes

Tiffany Lankes

Tiffany Lankes joined The Buffalo News in 2013 and primarily covers the Buffalo Public Schools. She has written about education since 2003 at newspapers in Florida and New York. In 2008, she was a nominated finalist for The Pulitzer Prize. Lankes is an Amherst native and graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and Syracuse University. She started her journalism career writing for the News’ NeXt section.

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Sandra Tan

Sandra Tan

Sandra Tan has been a cityside reporter for The Buffalo News since 2000 and currently covers the Buffalo Public Schools beat. She previously covered the Williamsville school district and was a full-time education reporter for five years prior to joining The News. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

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Deidre Williams

Deidre Williams

Deidre Williams began working for The Buffalo News in 1999 and currently covers Buffalo Public Schools. She formerly was a suburban reporter on the Northtowns beat and has been a cityside reporter covering communities since 2004. Williams has a mass communications degree from Towson University.

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